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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance


Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

  • A free resource for the cinema industry
  • Tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager.
  • Tools include:
    • Several DCPs for testing the sound and picture quality
    • Lessons on sound and light
    • Written to help communicate with the technicians

The key is a free Online Managers Online Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

The technology of post production explained; from ingest, networks and storage, compression and conversion, audio and video processing, edge storage and or read it here.

Design a Cinema Auditorium, How To – Rolv Gjestland

There should be laws against putting this much data, with this much nuance, with this much extraordinary organization and pictures and explanation. …or, awards perhaps. Yes, awards.

There is a new document online from the European cinema organization named UNIC. Subtitled as the Practical Guidelines for Architects, Cinema Owners and Others Involved in Planning and Building Cinemas, the How to Design A Cinema Auditorium book is 65 pages of very strait forward and coherent information. It can be downloaded from <>  

Rolv Gjestland has been working for the Norwegian Cinema nonprofit trade organisation Film&Kino since 1984. He is their consultant in cinema technology and cinema design. 

Technicolor Starting On the Long Glossary Road

Back in the late 80's the digital transition grabbing the attention of engineers was in the broadcast, in the post-production equipment, it was in the potential of both...actually, memory was still expensive and processing power was still locked by unreleased new versions of the Motorola 68000 and other chips which drove everyone's imagination with expectations of clever glued matrixes of parallel'd A/V ideas...most all failed as the latest versions didn't arrive until too late – well, not too late for those companies who bought the dreamer companies for pennies on the dollar.

Notwithstanding that tangent, it was interesting times with new names and acronyms and uses for ideas – and the clever folks at Quantel issued their first industry glossary. It got better and better with each edition. The latest is the 20th Edition, released in 2015...and available at this link: Quantel Digital Factbook

There are plenty of other Glossaries at the DCinemaTools Glossary page.

Technicolor has started on the road to a new glossary named the Next Gen Premium Entertainment Experiences, which sounds like something that should be given out by the Event Cinema Association. Instead, it is pages of explanations of better bits. Click on the title.

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Your network may not be ready for the cloud. Classic Ethernet switches will have trouble supporting cloud computing and the data centers of tomorrow because they’re hierarchical, inefficient and they don’t scale.

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